U.S. State Department Approves Harpoon Test Kits For P-8I Neptune

Indian Navy's P-8I Neptune.

The U.S. State Department green lit a deal worth $82 million to supply Harpoon Joint Common Test Set (JCTS) and related equipment to the Government of India.

The Government of India had requested to buy one Harpoon Joint Common Test Set (JCTS). Also included is one Harpoon Intermediate Level maintenance station; spare and repair parts, support, and test equipment; publications and technical documentation; personnel training; U.S. Government and contractor technical, engineering, and logistics support services; and other related elements of logistics and program support, a Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) release said Monday.

The principal contractor will be The Boeing Company, St. Louis, MO.

The Harpoon anti-ship missile, first deployed in 1977, is an all-weather, over-the-horizon, anti-ship missile system. It has a low-level, sea-skimming cruise trajectory with active radar guidance.

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